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  • The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 21.00

    Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literatureby Crystal Parikh; Daniel Y. Kim

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    This Companion surveys Asian American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. more...

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsby Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou?s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylanby Kevin J. H. Dettmar

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A lively set of new essays on Dylan's work as a writer and composer and on his place in American culture. more...

  • A Deeper Love Insideby Sister Souljah

    Atria/Emily Bestler Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    THE SEQUEL MILLIONS OF READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR . . . At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever . Fierce, raw, and filled with adventure and emotional intensity, A Deeper Love Inside is an unforgettable coming-of-age story in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter?s younger sister.... more...

  • A Moment of Silenceby Sister Souljah

    Atria/Emily Bestler Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    In her next heart-pounding novel of passion, danger, temptation, and adventure, New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah returns to the story of Midnight. Handsome, young, Muslim, and married to two women living in one house along with his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja: can Midnight manage? He is surrounded by Americans who don't share... more...

  • Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman; David S. Reynolds

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    This Anniversary Edition captures the typeface, design and layout of the original edition supervised by Whitman himself. Today's readers get a sense of the "ur-text" of Leaves of Grass , the first version of this historic volume, before Whitman made many revisions of both format and style. The volume also boasts an afterword by Whitman authority David... more...

  • The Signifying Monkeyby Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical approach located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. more...

  • Dreiser's An American Tragedyby Martin Bucco

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    Called one of the best writers on the American scene, Dreiser is also called one of the world's best worst writers, with claims that he is an impurist with nothing but genius. This story, told in gruesome detail and with unswerving realism, recounts the dilemmas and choices of a "loser"; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and... more...

  • Reconstructing Womanhoodby Hazel V. Carby

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    A cultural history of the work of nineteenth-century black women writers, this volume traces the emergence of the novel as a forum for political and cultural reconstruction, examining the ways in which dominant sexual ideologies influenced the literary conventions of women's fiction, and reassessing the uses of fiction in American culture. Carby revises... more...